Even though winter seems to have taken a vacation here in the Northeast, NYFA still needed a holiday card, and as it has become tradition, I am happy to have made it! Thanks to Mandy Heck for a little background tune, and Marc Banning for lending me a hand with those brownies ;)
I have the honor of making NYFA’s holiday card again this year, and my first idea was to “un-melt” some molded ice cubes to create the logo (stop-mo shown in reverse)…but after making FOUR different molds this weekend and all of them failing, I went with a batch of brownies instead (I’ll post the video when it’s done). Here’s the last mold I had to cut apart before I threw in the towel:
Life handed me lemons, and today I turned them into a really ugly but functional welded coat hook. For an upcoming animation project, I am going to (hopefully) build a Mutoscope, and as this is no longer a collaborative effort, I am taking matters into my own hands…literally. Today was my first welding lesson, and although my welds looked like metal turds I am really excited about the possibility of realizing this piece on my own. Doesn’t matter if it comes out looking like Frankenstein’s Flip Book, at least I’m not giving up.
Whirlwind of a week and Greg and I are going to lay it to rest by smashing stuff stop-motion style! First victim…my face from Halloween ten years ago. I only have one spare, so we’d better get it right the first time…
I am posting the original version of this year’s holiday card I just made for New York Foundation for the Arts before I had to change the “Let It Snow” to “Season’s Greetings” to accommodate those who do not experience snow this time of year…which apparently no longer includes Hawaii.